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I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, who was for the first half of his long and hardworking life a South Wales coal miner deep "down the pit" in Cwmgrach, and one of the "enemies within," as the former prime minister put it.I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, a South Wales coal miner and one of the former prime minister's "enemies within."

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